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TCC News & Events

TCC Names Dr. Michael Wiles as New Dean of Clinics

Feb. 3, 2015 – PASADENA, Texas – Texas Chiropractic College is proud to welcome Michael Wiles, DC, MEd, MS, as the new Dean of Clinics. Under Dr. Wiles’ careful leadership, clinical training at the Moody Health Center will continue to offer TCC students a challenging and supportive environment vital for graduating as practice-ready doctors of chiropractic.

As the Dean of Clinics, Dr. Wiles’ responsibilities include supervising every aspect of the clinical experience at TCC. Dr. Wiles manages TCC’s clinical services, placing a sharp emphasis of hands-on training in evidence-informed, patient-centered health care. He also assists in the instruction of student interns on appropriate standards of care and sound business practices grounded in a firm application of chiropractic principles.


Dr. Michael Sheppard Brings Utilization Review Expertise to Moody Health Center

Jan. 30, 2015 – Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) welcomes Michael Sheppard, DC to the Moody Health Center (MHC) faculty. Dr. Sheppard’s addition highlights TCC’s commitment to educating its students on the business management skills needed to graduate as practice-ready doctors of chiropractic.

“Dr. Sheppard’s unique understanding of the internal system dynamics of today’s insurance industry make him a great addition to the TCC clinical faculty as we move forward with implementing a practice-ready business curriculum,” noted TCC’s president Brad McKechnie, DC, DACAN.


TCC Names Dr. Brad McKechnie President

PASADENA, Texas – The Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) Board of Regents has named Brad McKechnie, DC, DACAN as the institution’s 14th president, after serving as the interim president since April 2014.

An honor graduate of TCC in 1985, Dr. McKechnie returned to his alma mater as an assistant professor in the department of clinical sciences. He also twice served as a dean during his tenure, managing postgraduate education and later overseeing external affairs for the college. In 2009, Dr. McKechnie was named to the TCC Board of Regents and he served on the Board’s Academic Affairs Committee, Postgraduate Committee, and the Finance Committee.


Texas Chiropractic College Launches Annual Fundraising;
Distinguished Japanese Guests to be Honored

Pasadena, TX -- Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) will host a diverse contingent of dignitaries from the Japan Chiropractic Association at its annual fundraising gala on April 25, 2015. Now in its 24th year, the gala is the signature fundraising event of TCC and premier social and networking occasion.  Gala returns to the TCC campus in Pasadena, Texas, where guests will be able to enjoy the newly renovated Student Center, formerly known as the Russell Building.


TCC Expands Principles Curriculum to First Seven Trimesters

PASADENA, Texas – This past September, Texas Chiropractic College (TCC) embarked on a groundbreaking curriculum expansion in its mission to promote excellence in the education of practice-ready doctors of chiropractic. The revised Chiropractic Principles curriculum establishes a solid foundation for the chiropractic profession by helping TCC students grow into expert practitioners of chiropractic science.

President Brad McKechnie, DC, DACAN challenged the faculty to develop a unique chiropractic principles course for each of the first seven trimesters of a student’s academic career at TCC.


TCC Names Dr. Stephen A. Foster As Provost

PASADENA, Texas – Brad McKechnie, DC, DACAN, president of Texas Chiropractic College (TCC), is pleased to announce the promotion of Stephen A. Foster, DC, FICC to the position of provost, effective December 8, 2014.

According to Dr. McKechnie, “Dr. Foster’s responsibilities as provost include coordinating TCC’s academic programming, infrastructure and budgetary matters with the president’s office. Dr. Foster will work methodically to administer the resources, training and services that students, faculty and staff need to promote excellence in the education of doctors of chiropractic.”


Welcome to the Moody Health Center

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The practical, hands-on experience students enjoy at Texas Chiropractic College is part of what has distinguished us for more than 100 years. At the heart of this experiential learning mission is the exceptional resources offered at the Moody Health Center.

In addition to five attending Doctors of Chiropractic, MHC also houses the practice of a Medical Doctor specializing in internal medicine and pediatrics, who also interacts regularly with TCC’s student doctors.

Benefits to the Community

The Moody Health Center is an outpatient care facility on the TCC campus that provides patients with their choice of complementary therapies in conjunction with traditional primary care, offering a new approach to both acute and chronic health conditions. The Center is designed to provide care for more than 600 patients per day in such areas as:

  • Chiropractic
  • Family Medicine
  • Injury Care
  • Nutritional Consultation
  • Acupuncture
  • Orthotics
  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical Medicine
  • Radiology Services

Benefits to Our Students

As a teaching Center, MHC offers students state-of-the-art resources and technology, as well as an effective integration of traditional and non-traditional approaches to practice. Every TCC student takes advantage of the Moody Health Center through the clinical internship, and gains invaluable exposure to:

  • A variety of modern adjusting tables
  • Examination rooms
  • A diagnostic imaging department
  • A clinical laboratory
  • Acupuncture facilities
  • A physical medicine and rehabilitation facility

Moody Health Center
5912 Spencer Highway
Pasadena, TX 77505

(281) 487-1501


The chiropractic care that takes place at TCC’s Moody Health Center has a significant impact on the quality of life for the patients it serves. Our chiropractic care takes a holistic approach to health and well-being, including not only the physical but psychological and social aspects of life as well.

Our doctors and student interns focus on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. By restoring normal function to the musculoskeletal system, chiropractic care can play a major role in relieving pain and symptoms associated with:

  • Injuries
  • Accidents
  • Stress
  • Poor posture
  • Lack of exercise
  • Everyday wear and tear

The primary treatment procedure of a Doctor of Chiropractic is the “spinal manipulation” or “chiropractic adjustment.” The purpose of this treatment is to restore joint motion and mobility by applying a controlled force to restricted joints, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tension.

Family Medicine

At Texas Chiropractic College, we recognize that chiropractic is one form of medical treatment, and that in certain situations it may not be the most appropriate treatment.

At TCC’s Moody Health Center, patients benefit from a “best-of-both-worlds” approach to health care and family medicine. In addition to providing the best possible chiropractic care, MHC also houses a medical doctor to provide care in those situations in which chiropractic care is not the best option for the patient.

Injury Care

Injuries can happen anywhere, at anytime, at any level of seriousness.

At Texas Chiropractic College’s Moody Health Center, we provide services to members of the greater Houston community who need injury care. Our doctors and student interns can provide an evaluation of your injury, determine if it would respond to chiropractic care, and/or refer you to an appropriate health care provider outside of our facility.

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